Author Topic: The Oscars 2018  (Read 418 times)

philip918

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4043
Re: The Oscars 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 10:19:13 AM »
I didn't even know there was a Denzel movie this year.

I'm convinced Franco got the votes and someone at the Academy was like, "Nah."
"If God gives you lemons find a new God."

Junior

  • Bert Macklin, FBI
  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27752
  • What's the rumpus?
    • Benefits of a Classical Education
Re: The Oscars 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 11:02:26 AM »
I can't tell you how happy I am that not one but two horror films were nominated for BP and director and screenplay, plus one in every acting category. That's huge. Glad to also see women getting acknowledged more in the behind the scenes stuff, directing and writing and cinematography as well. Here's hoping it'll lead to more opportunities in the future.

The Florida Project and Michael Stuhlbarg (CMBYN) and Vicky Krieps are my big misses, but that's a far cry from the usual host of missed greatness from the Oscars.

I will, however, be disappointed when 3 Billboards wins everything. Though McDonnagh missing from the director list is maybe an indication that there is some chance of something else winning.
Check out my blog of many topics

Im not a quitter, Kimmy! I watched Interstellar all the way to the end!

DarkeningHumour

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 10358
  • When not sure if sarcasm look at username.
    • Pretentiously Yours
Re: The Oscars 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 11:15:07 AM »
Is there a chance of Billboards winning everything?
Society is dumb. Art is everything. - Junior

https://pretensiouslyyours.wordpress.com/

Junior

  • Bert Macklin, FBI
  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27752
  • What's the rumpus?
    • Benefits of a Classical Education
Re: The Oscars 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2018, 11:17:32 AM »
Based on other awards, yes. But there's also a chance that The Shape of Water does also and it has the "is-kind-of-about-movies" factor going for it. Luckily, it's better than The Artist and Argo.
Check out my blog of many topics

Im not a quitter, Kimmy! I watched Interstellar all the way to the end!

DarkeningHumour

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 10358
  • When not sure if sarcasm look at username.
    • Pretentiously Yours
Re: The Oscars 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2018, 11:29:37 AM »
But not La La Land, I am sure.
Society is dumb. Art is everything. - Junior

https://pretensiouslyyours.wordpress.com/

Junior

  • Bert Macklin, FBI
  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27752
  • What's the rumpus?
    • Benefits of a Classical Education
Re: The Oscars 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2018, 11:33:33 AM »
I would put all of this year's nominees (that I have seen, including 3 Billboards) for BP above La La Land on a list. And a few above Moonlight (maybe CMBYN and Get out, but not much else). 2017>>>2016.
Check out my blog of many topics

Im not a quitter, Kimmy! I watched Interstellar all the way to the end!

pixote

  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 32603
  • Up with generosity!
    • yet more inanities!
Re: The Oscars 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2018, 11:52:07 AM »
Billboard for Picture and del Toro for Best Director seems too obvious not to happen.

Manville's nomination is one of the only good things about this crop.

The absence of Coco from the Best Picture race is dumb af.

pixote
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

philip918

  • Elite Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4043
Re: The Oscars 2018
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2018, 12:44:53 PM »
I think Get Out is going to win BP.
"If God gives you lemons find a new God."

DarkeningHumour

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 10358
  • When not sure if sarcasm look at username.
    • Pretentiously Yours
Re: The Oscars 2018
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2018, 12:49:58 PM »
I thought there were tons of people raging against 3B?

The absence of Coco from the Best Picture race is dumb af.

pixote

No.
Society is dumb. Art is everything. - Junior

https://pretensiouslyyours.wordpress.com/

Dave the Necrobumper

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 10608
  • My tinypic changed so no avatar for a little while
Re: The Oscars 2018
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2018, 02:05:56 PM »
I do agree this year seems flat.

I said nothing of the sort. I haven't seen half of the Best Picture nominees. I was only commenting on the few films I knew about.

Apologies.